This Week in Stanford 11/8/11 – 11/14/11

Posted by at 4:06PM

There are only a few things that have mattered this past week –

1. BEAT CAL!

2. No more midterms?

But seriously, here’s your weekly update on all things Stanford from the last week:

  • Stanford computer scientists have developed a computational pathologist (meaning cancer doctor) that is more accurate than trained pathologists. This is good for cancer, bad for doctors.
  • Even though  students fought tooth and nail to prevent the ROTC from coming to campus, the Faculty Senate decided to welcome  them with open arms. As it turns out, the ROTC might not want to come to our campus anyways.
  • My camera is a measly 8.2 megapixels. The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center  has outdone itself by planning a billion pixel or 3.2 gigapixel camera for in order to study space. And I thought HD was too detailed.
  • The Bechtel International Center is now offering a noncredit, free class to international scholars as a way to introduce them to “Silicon Valley Life.” It introduces them to the lingo and culture of the valley. I just have one question – can anyone else take this? This would be helpful to anyone from outside Palo Alto (i.e. me).
  • The overseas study program has reopened its Summer Seminar programs. Interested students can apply for Summer 2012.
  • The New Yorker recently honored Stanford alumna Edith Head. Besides being a fashion icon in the film industry, she had a fascinating relationship with Pat Nixon, wife of Richard Nixon. It’s refreshing to read about non-CS alumnus.
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